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Quick Sedona Soil Prevention from Area Rug Cleaner in Sedona


Hi Yall! It’s Ruthie here with Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care

I often get asked the same question, and that’s about dry soil on your rugs. I still tell is that dry soil is the leading cause of excessive wear & heavy soiling of area rugs. When not taken care of, it can also cause serious harm.

Our mission here in Arizona Oriental is to provide our customers with the right instruments to take care of their area rugs with us in between skilled cleanings. Different rugs need different treatment, but I wanted to touch on how you can vacuum your thick wool area rugs properly today.


How Often to Vacuum Rugs in Sedona?

Your most robust protection against the build-up of dry soil deep inside the fibers of your rug is regular vacuuming. Dry soil is a lot like grit paper in that when we step on them, it grinds away at fibers, wearing fibers down at the root. This causes traffic patterns and can also cause the loss of fiber.

Compared to other, more fragile rugs, rugs with a thick, substantial pile can accommodate more vacuuming.

Your rug should then be hoovered at least once per week in busy homes with lots of children and possibly pets. The primary objective is to remain on top of the dry soil at all times!


Which is the Best Vacuum to Use?

A canister vacuum is preferred. These provide excellent suction without a beater bar to extract the dry soil, which would be too harsh on rug fibers and, therefore, can leave vacuum lines on your fine area rugs.

Note, vacuums for beater bars are meant for wall-to-wall carpets, not for area rugs. If this is your only choice, either turn the beater bar off or lift it to its maximum setting to avoid damage to the fibers of your rug.

You should stop running an upright vacuum over it if your rug is rippling, and use the upholstery tool attachment to give you more power instead.


What About Fringes and Side Cords?

Every 3-4 months, it is also a good idea to turn your rug over and use a vacuum beater bar on the rear of the rug to shake loose dry soil that has made its way into the base of your rug. This helps to avoid the accumulation of dirt.

Before you vacuum and clean your rug, you can never wait for a traffic pattern to emerge from the soil accumulation. If your carpet needs a thorough cleaning, send us a call today!

If you search for professional rug cleaning, you can contact Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care in Prescott or fill in the compact form here for a direct reply.

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Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care serves Prescott, Prescott Valley, Sedona, Flagstaff, and much of the Northern Arizona areas. 

We meet the highest standards in professional cleaning of area rugs with rug wash specialists having earned the highest training, including certification as WOOLSAFE FIBRE CARE SPECIALISTS through the WOOLSAFE ORGANISATION.  Such extraordinary certification ensures our client’s area rugs receive the highest quality care.

Give us a call for more information on area rug cleaning and also a few tips and tricks at 928-445-1718, visit our website at, or stop by Monday through Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at our rug washing facility at 565 EZ Street, Prescott, AZ 86301 (pick-up and delivery also available). 07-14-2020

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